Lauki/doodhi/bottlegourd paratha and microwave lauki kheer – bottle gourd recipes

I was never too fond of bottlegourd until I tasted the parathas our Maharashtrian friend made for us one evening. It is a regular thing at my place now. It tastes delicious, easy to make, less time consuming and taken with spicy curds/raitha.

Doodhi/lauki /bottlegourd paratha


  • Cuisine: indian
  • Course: breads
  • Preparation Time: 15 mins
  • Cooking Time: 10 mins


1 cup Bottlegourd- grated
2 cup Wheat flour
to taste salt
2 chilly- chopped fine
1 tsp turmeric powder
coriander- chopped fine.


  1. Mix all the ingredients together and make a soft dough adding little oil. There will be no necessity to add water as grated bottle gourd will be quite watery. Make small balls of the dough and roll them out to small circles. Heat a tava/girdle and cook the parathas on both the sides. Brush little ghee on it. Serve hot.

Kheer with bottlegourd?? yes …indeed..I saw this recipe in Tarla dalal’s book on microwave cooking. And made this in the microwave. It was creamy and delicious, a hit at my place.

Microwave Doodhi kheer-


1 cup Grated bottlegourd
1/3 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Milk powder
1 cup Milk
a pinch Cardamom powder
1 tbspn Ghee
1 tbspn Almonds- slivered


  1. Squeeze out all the excess water from the bottlegourd and keep aside. In a bowl, mix together the sugar, milk powder, milk, and cardamom powder. Keep aside.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl , mix together the ghee and bottlegourd and microwave on high for 3 minutes,stirring once after 2 minutes. Add the milk mixture , mix well and microwave on high for 5 minutes ,stirring once in between after 2 1/2 minutes . Serve hot garnished with slivered almonds.

Both this dishes goes to VoW bottlegourd , a monthly event hosted by Pooja of My creative ideas.

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  1. Illatharasi

    I too bought it for the event 😉

    thinking what to do…. let me see:)

    I like your kheer, its looks good!

  2. Got to try the Doodhi paratha. Love the flower garnish on top of kheer!:)

  3. Hey Sowmya,both these recipes are very unique and they look yummy !

  4. both recipes are fantastic Sowmya. I’ve mostly made only koftas or kootus with lauki.

  5. both look delecious sowmya

  6. Beautiful dishes with bottlegourd. Love the kheer most

  7. Both are new to me..Love the parthas.. they look moist

  8. Maheswari

    Loved both paratha and kheer.Have heard abt pumpkin kheer, this one is new to me.Had tagged you for a meme, come and check it out.

  9. notyet100

    looks nice even i prepared kheer…but not on microwave..paranthas look tasty too,..hvent tried yt,..

  10. both looks delicious and unique.

  11. Sunshinemom

    The paratha looks nice, Sowmi! I too haven’t heard of this but will try this soon with besan and wheat combo:)

  12. Beautiful and yummy dishes with bottlegourd. Love the kheer most….
    Even I prepare the kheer but not in micro wave will try this time.Thanks for sharing…..

  13. such wonderful entries Sowmya . I love both of them too much.
    We call it Dudhi na Thepla, with generous amount of miced garlic in dough and cook the same with oil. I just love it toooooooooo much.
    I have just 2 cook books till date one of them is Tarla dalal’s microwave desi khana :D.
    Dudhi kheer looks yummy too , Pass on some here too 😉 .

  14. Indrani Bagchi

    Wow! Sowmya, this bottlegourd paratha is something new to me.Check out my blog, I’ve something for you:)ENJOY!

  15. rekhas kitchen

    wow sowmya realy believe me I was searching for doodhi ki kheer recipe Ilove that one but Idon’t kmow how to make thank you so much for sharing my fav recipe Iam sure every time I will get a new recipe from your blog

  16. easycrafts

    Both the dishes are perfect for the event…nice ones

  17. Homecooked

    Wow both these look so good! Good entry 🙂

  18. Anisheetu

    Hi sowmya thanks for all the comments and visiting my blog… u can get knoya in a sweet shop just opposite tekka mall building at serangoon. If u know the posb atm near jyoti stores the shop is just near that posb atm machine. u can find me on orkut also. Check SWC maharashtra event thread…scrap me if u don find the shop…

  19. Divya Vikram

    Am trying your paratha for dinner tonight. thanks for the recipe.


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